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RE: Species suggestions?

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Posted by: VICtort at Wed Apr 8 01:44:31 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by VICtort ]  
   

Dear Brad, maybe you could make an artificial burrow, that goes down say 30" or so...it will be pretty stable temps and probably allow them to go dormant in Winter and also aestivate in Summer. Regarding hibernation cycle, some real successful breeders (I am told) do not hibernate their A. horsefieldi, and they do fine. I do hibernate mine, and I have had less (but some) reproduction since I moved from Northern Cal to extreme So. Cal., whether being upset about moving to a new territory or perhaps not cool enough is affecting them I don't know...I have put them in the 'frig in the past, I let them stay outside this last year. Lot's of breeding activity, too early to say if it results in fertile eggs or not. Russians are fun, I like them a lot but males can be ornery. The ibera type Greeks are also great. Good luck, Vic H.


   

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